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Everything posted by imsys0042

  1. You learn where to miss on your home course. Golfers who are thinking ahead and looking at the layout of a hole, or green, do this on any course. But local knowledge goes a long way to helping you avoid trouble.
  2. For a man worth 10 BILLION DOLLARS, it should be a no-brainer to pay up. If the article is accurate then it's a complete sham to have the stipulation that it's 150 yards and then have the hole set up less than that. Something similar happened a couple of years ago in a local tourney and I was playing with the sponsor. They set the Hole-in-One hole up at a certain distance and he wanted it further back because there were different tiers for the hole-in-one insurance based on distance. He wanted it back so he got charged less. My guess is that Trump's tourney didn't have hole-in-one insurance then? hole-in-one insurance is a small fee compared to the prize that the insurance company will pay out.
  3. Years ago someone in front of me dropped several balls on a tee box and just started hitting into a slow group in front of him. He was good enough to land them near the next group, unfortunately his golfing ability far outstripped his human decency.
  4. Personally I'm not overly excited by it. The old Top 30 Tour Championship was more compelling. But that might just be me. Ending before football season is a good idea, it gives the event more chance to shine.
  5. I've had my wedges for 3 years and I play 100 times a year. I don't notice any performance difference with them. Around the green I do not notice any change from year one, and last year on fuller shots I was getting some nice backwards action.
  6. I like it too. The PGA Championship can be lackluster despite the deep field and the club pros being there (I really like that personally). It doesn't have the identity of the other majors and is anti-climatic. Especially in Ryder Cup years when it becomes the stage for the captain's picks. The Players has more of an identity, IMO and moving it to the middle of the Masters and the US Open is kind of ok for me. The main thing for me to move it back to March is that it gets more of a spotlight and then a month later it's Augusta. The only thing with the above is that after the British Open you don't have much unless it's a Ryder Cup year that might compel people to tune in.
  7. Responding to the original post, I would say that HRC and BO don't explicitly want to take in refugees for any other reason than there is a humanitarian crisis and people are fleeing Syria. Dropping the politics I think we would accept them if we had a Republican president as well. We should be taking in more. I agree with all the posters who believe in both a strong vetting process and that helping others is a core American value. We are ultimately all immigrants here.
  8. This wasn't me, but I witnessed it. Some guy was teeing off on the first hole and the course had these big 6 foot tall stone monuments for hole markers. Really nice with a layout of the hole and everything. So the guy is taking a long time with multiple practice swings, then he swings and just clips the side of the ball so that it goes sideways, hits the monument and bounces back over his head and lands by his cart.
  9. He most likely would be involved in some type of investment group that would purchase the company, or he would get a stake as coming on board to play, and help design, their clubs. or maybe a new Tiger line? Lots of different things if it's true. Nicklaus and Palmer both had their own companies that were small. However they financed it or what percentage they owned, I don't know. But they were certainly the front men for their respective offerings. A company with him headlines would generate a lot of publicity and TM, despite their failings, have a lot of smart designs. Could be interesting.
  10. The pro at my place is keenly concerned about this. We have a number of "hazards" that are there for pace of play. Plus drop areas on the other side of the water. Plus forced OB for pace of pay. Plus areas where you hit and you cannot determine where the ball is, or have a chance to see it. So they are thinking about removing some trees.
  11. I try to bring something else along with me to do when I get in these kinds of situations. If I am with someone else it's better because then you can talk, or make fun of the bozos. Yesterday I was essentially playing as a last minute decision and figured it wouldn't be very busy. Oops. Speaking broader, I think you just have to accept that bad things will happen and more bad things will happen if you let it bother you. These guys weren't worth firearms going off. There are others where I might be tempted.
  12. That happened to me as well. Two bozos in front of me. 2 over thru 8 holes and then a triple on a par 3 because I got mad waiting so long.
  13. Yes, but they would not get the attention that they do if they did those alternate things, hence why it happens. Unless they called a press conference or did a commercial and said something really provocative or outlandish. But as there are zero athletes who are bigger than their sport, they wouldn't get the audience that a commerical or press conference would get. I quite agree though, too much coverage focused on it. Worthy of some, perhaps not as much as it's gotten.
  14. The system I was thinking of getting it for was the Xbox One. The prior versions were on the Wii. The first version on the Wii was great, I had a nice repeatable swing. On the second, not so much. But it was more the putting.
  15. I don't think it's a matter of skill. A 40 handicap would benefit from a club fitting if he/she has a repeatable swing. When I was fit for my clubs they took length and lie into considering, but I also took some swings and they examined how the club was striking the ground. So the stock specs based on my height, arm length etc were then tweaked so that the club was in the right position when I made what was my swing. A key point is that I had a swing that I was not going to change. If you have a swing that is largely set and requires minor changes then I would say get the fitting. If you expect to take lessons and are open to major swing changes then I would say no at this time. At the very least talk with a professional and get their advice as well based on what they see with your swing. They might even say "you should be looking at doing this with your swing" and then give guidance on how that might alter your fitting. Clubs can be adjusted for length, lie and loft but that is an expense that it sounds like you are not in a position to be throwing money around for it. That's a lay person's view. If I was going into a golfing season dead set on revamping my swing, I wouldn't buy new clubs until I was happy with the swing or worked with someone closely who could make sure my posture, position, etc did not mean things would be different.
  16. Hmm.... Gonna need a bigger wrist.... Thanks for the info. That's quite interesting.
  17. I raise my glass of Rodenbach Grand Cru to you guys!
  18. I personally don't like there being more than 2 captains picks. They were a way to bring someone in who might help the team gel, even if other people were in better form ; or they were people who were peaking 1 - 2 months prior to the event and were not in the top ten. IIRC the US side wanted more captains' picks to avoid people who had a lot of points but were in not so great form around the event. Usually they got a lot of their points in the prior year. That's a good and sound strategy. However since points are awarded for the large part of two years you have to make do with what you get. Having 1/3 of the team be selections is kind of crummy if you ask me. Kuchar and Holmes seem pretty solid to me. Fowler doesn't have a great match play record but he's enthusiastic.
  19. I've played several. Blue Heron and Sand Barrens are supposed to be really nice. I played the latter, but only knew of Blue Heron by repute. Twisted Dune has a nice reputation and the Seaview courses are supposed to be nice. I think they used to play the LPGA Shop Rite tourney there. Sea Oaks is the only other one around there that I played and I loved that.
  20. The first version I had, putting was a little too easy. The second version I had, it was horrible. This was on the Wii and I had some type of extension to provide better accuracy on the controller. I didn't last three holes with it. Normal controller the putting was too hard. A 8 foot putt that broke more than a little was impossible, more so that real life! For the number of shots made in a game, they need many more comments. It was very repetitive. It gets grating if you play more than a couple of times per week. I agree about the older games. I think they were better and the custom options for your golfer got worse as time went on. Less things to customize. I saw that one too but didn't look into it enough. I'll have to give it a second look. Thanks!
  21. Since the watch has the ability to pair with bluetooth headphones it's the perfect thing to have when you want to leave your phone behind when you go for a run, or even golf. What I like about it is that I can leave my phone in the bag but still get notifications on my wrist. I'm not a big phone talker so I don't really care that it can't make calls. However I frequently text by talking to Siri on my watch. It usually works well and it's great for the course where I don't have to pull my phone out. I have a 6 Plus iPhone, I love the screen, but I would never keep it in my pocket while I play because it is bulky to carry. The best thing about fall is that jackets have pockets. In fact for the core functions that I use the phone for, I can get the notifications that I need with my phone within bluetooth range. Now considering that wifi HW keeps getting more compact, I could see untethering from the iPhone with a wifi Apple watch. Since connecting wifi networks is generally one time and you can re-connect to networks, anytime you are around a known wifi it could connect and then instead of a phone network, you get everything thru standard wifi. I don't know how much bigger the watch would have to be for wifi, but it's a neat idea.
  22. I could see that. Xbox One has an insane patching system. I got my console yesterday and spent an hour doing patches and updates on the console. Then the controller. Then I put in Halo 5 and it was updating when I went to sleep. New courses being added should be easy... I'd be ok with a small number of courses as long as the game play is good. The old PC versions had 5 or 6 (then you could add on) and the fantasy courses are neat too.
  23. Would be great if they pranked a couple of guys with this. "Yeah, we are all going to do it!" and then like one guy does it because he wasn't in on the joke...
  24. I didn't see anything from a search, but has anyone played the new EA Rory golf game? I was thinking about getting it for Xbox One but before I pulled the trigger I read some reviews that the game had some issues. I stopped playing the earlier version (Tiger from several years ago) because the putting drove me crazy. The prior EA Tiger version to that one was awesome, I really liked that. And you felt like you really accomplished something when you beat Tiger at the end in a match.
  25. I'm 43 and not near 60 yet but I did want to chime in that it all depends on what shape you are in. There are a number of people 55-60 where I play who hit the ball quite long and they keep themselves in shape. A man late 50s won the first flight of our CC this year and is a 3 or 4 handicap who hits the ball very well. Couple of years ago he was an 8.
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